Personal Care Aide Certificate

Sometimes just a little help can make a big difference. When a family member, friend, or neighbor is not available to provide needed support for independent living, a Personal Care Aide becomes an essential part of a care team.

The UNLV Personal Care Aide Certificate is designed to meet the needs of Southern Nevada for a prepared and educated workforce in health care. It is the only nonemployer-based personal care aide training in the Las Vegas Valley. While certification is not a requirement to work as a personal care aide in Nevada, prospective employers will appreciate candidates with training in safety, emergency procedures, and ethics.

UNLV’s curriculum emphasizes disease and injury prevention, nutrition strategies, care team coordination, communication, and ethical responsibility. Candidates must successfully complete Patient Care Aide as well as CPR/AED/First Aid Training.

To earn the Personal Care Aide certificate, students must be enrolled in the certificate application course 173HH9999 and successfully complete the Personal Care Aide and CPR/ AED First Aid Adult and Child: American Heart Association courses.

Attend a free information session to learn more about the curriculum, job responsibilities, employment potential, and financial assistance to help you decide if this program is right for you.

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